James R. Nowlin

Born: Virginia;

Occupation: Businessman, Author Lawyer;

Position: CEO, Managing Partner;

Company: Excel Global Partners;

Industry: Management Consulting;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

James R. Nowlin is the  CEO, Managing Partner of Excel Global Partners, since 2007. At age 26, Mr. Nowlin walked away from a six-figure practice  as a corporate attorney to start Excel Global Partners. Excel Global Partners assists CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, and GCs with challenges like building infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, rapid growth, improving performance, bridging a leadership skill, or navigating a company through change.

Mr. Nowlin is the child of a truck driver and factory worker and grew up in the rural foothills of Virginia.

Work Experience

  • CEO, Managing Partner, Excel Global Partners, since 2007
  • Keynote Speaker and Author, Excelerated Media
  • Managing Director, Major Lindsey & Africa
  • Corporate Attorney,, Winstead PC


He is the author of The Purposeful Millionaire: 52 Rules for Creating a Life of Wealth and Happiness Now.


  • Duke University School of Law, Doctor of Law (J.D.), 2003 - 2006
  • Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Advanced Management Education Program, 2013
  • The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Executive Development Program, 2011
  • Howard University College of Medicine, Stint in Medical Doctor Curriculum, 2002 - 2003
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts - BA, 1998 - 2002
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